Stolen Texas Ambulance Caught in Bossier City
After a 200-plus mile journey and a high speed pursuit in Louisiana, a North Texas ambulance has been recovered in Bossier City and its alleged thief is behind bars less than 2 hours after the crime began.
According to KSLA, a Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance was stolen around 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon and began its afternoon joyride only to be spotted a little over 2 hours later in Shreveport. Louisiana State Police reportedly caught sight of the pilfered paramedic vehicle on I-20 eastbound near Bert Kouns Industrial Loop in Shreveport around 5:40 p.m. the same day it was called in as stolen.
Responding units attempted to pull over the ambulance, but instead engaged in a high-speed chase that would end on the other side of the Red River in Bossier City. After an eight minute pursuit, the vehicle was stopped on I-20 between Airline Drive and Industrial Drive.
The unnamed suspect is said to be in her 20's, and is currently being held in the Bossier Parish Maximum-Security Facility.
UPDATE: The name of the woman arrested for allegedly stealing the ambulance is Kendal Tyson. The 19 year old from Dallas was booked on one count each of possession of a stolen vehicle, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, driving while intoxicated, aggravated flight, resisting by false information, misrepresentation during booking and having no driver’s license.